Contact TorkLaw for a free and confidential Boy Scouts sexual abuse case evaluation. 888.222.8286
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 31, 2020
In response to the recent bankruptcy filing by the Boy Scouts of America and as a service to the public, TorkLaw, a national law firm that represents victims of childhood sexual abuse will provide free and confidential case evaluations for all victims of sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts. announces it is providing free case evaluations for the , at any time in the organization's history.
On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy in Wilmington, Delaware. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the court ordered the BSA to establish a victim's fund, to compensate BSA members who suffered sexual abuse as children.
The court has set November 16, 2020 as the deadline by which all lawsuits must be filed. This 'bar date' forever bars an individuals ability to make a future claim. As such, it is imperative that action is taken now. Victims who do not act in this window will forfeit any future claim agains the BSA.
With a short deadline in place, TorkLaw encourages all victims of Boy Scout sexual abuse, to consult with an experienced attorney in advance of the deadline, leaving adequate time to file suit.
California Assembly Bill 218, which went into affect on January 1, 2020, expanded the statute of limitations for the victims of childhood sexual abuse. This expansion provides many victims with a new opportunity to seek compensation for the wrongs that were done to them as children.
While it is recognized that filing for bankruptcy is a self-preservation move by the organization, the action will make transparent the organization's ability to adequately and fairly pay victims for the harm that came to them.
Reza Torkzadeh, TorkLaw's founding attorney says of the proceedings, “The bankruptcy provides us with clear parameters as to how we can most effectively help the victims of Boy Scout sexual abuse, and file civil claims in pursuit of justice for the wrong that was done to them.”
If you were sexually abused as a child member of the Boy Scouts of America organization, TorkLaw would like to provide you with a free and confidential case evaluation. To speak with a member of the TorkLaw team, call 888.222.8286.
TorkLaw is a leading plaintiff's law firm that provides representation to the victims of sexual abuse, personal injury, and defective products. The award-winning law firm is headquartered in California, with offices nationwide. The firm’s goals are to not only obtain appropriate compensation for their clients, but to make their communities safer from future misconduct, dangerous products, and hazardous conditions. Visit http://www.torklaw.com.